WebDevelopersNotes logo

home-icon Home / Events on 1 August / Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen

Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen

Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen

1 August, 1774

British natural philosopher and chemist, Joseph Priestley, discovered oxygen on 1st August 1774. He was able to isolate the element in the gaseous state.

Even though the discovery of oxygen is generally credited to Priestley, two other famous scientists have laid claim – the German-Swedish chemist, Carl Wilhelm Scheele, and the French nobleman and chemist, Antoine Lavoisier.

Your comments
Star icon IMPORTANT Have a question / problem? Click here to ask an expert.

Sponsored Links

Tips

How do I view a deleted web page?
Is there a way to view a deleted web page - one that is no longer available? Yes there is and the solution is quite simple. [more...]

Fact

The Games category on the Apple App Store has the largest number of apps for iOS. [more...]

We use cookies to give you the best possible website experience. By using WebDevelopersNotes.com, you agree to our Privacy Policy